Hobsons Bay Chess Club is the biggest and best chess club in the western suburbs of Melbourne. Currently we have around 20 members that play regularly on Tuesday nights from 7.45pm onwards. Whilst the atmosphere at this chess club is relaxed and friendly the competition is very tough and if you are serious about chess this is  the place for you. We have members ranging in strength from top 100 in Victoria to regular club strength. We do welcome everyone whether they are master or beginner and also cater for those who like to play speed chess. However most of the tournaments held are of a slow time control so you can take time with your moves. Hobsons Bay Chess Club also has a thriving junior section which is run under the expert guidance of member Tony Davis. The benefits of chess are many and well known so what better way to improve your child's academic performance while they are having fun than to join Hobsons Bay Chess Club? If you are unsure by all means come in, have a look for yourself and chat to our friendly members.

The Hobsons Bay Chess Club has a new venue

Luis Joel - Arts and Community Centre
5 Sargood Street, Altona

This venue is less than a 5 minute walk from our previous location.


Rounds 2 -5 of the 7 round HOBSONS BAY CUP tournament. Clocks begin at 8.00pm.


Congratulations to Mohammad Cheema, Milan Ilic and Anandaram Jothibabu on winning the ALLEGRO 1- SMITH MORRA GAMBIT tournament, each with 4/5.

Congratulations to the 3 joint winners for the PURDY CUP, Dean Hogg, Anandaram Jothibabu and Steven Hogan with a score 4/5.

Congratualtions to Kayson Wang for winning the LIGHTNING TOURNAMENT #1 with 6/7. Second was Mohammad Cheema with 5/7, followed by Derek Richards in 3rd place with 4.5/7.

Congratulations to Dean Hogg for winning the HONOURABLE BOB with a picket fence score of 5/5. Second was Mohammad Cheema with 4 and tied for third on 3.5 were Tony Davis and Kayson Wang.